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The business climate in Arizona for companies just starting out is full of opportunity. Especially for tech firms. Which is why we support programs that help advance strategies, projects and programs to further state-wide economic development.

Angel Tax Credit

Eliminates Arizona capital gains tax liabilities associated with investments in small businesses.

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Arizona Innovation Accelerator Fund

The Arizona Innovation Accelerator Fund is an $18.2 million loan participation program fostering business expansion and job creation by providing debt financing for small businesses.

Arizona Innovation Challenge

Awards $3 million annually to the most promising technology ventures to help promote and fund innovation.

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AZ Fast Grants                                                      

Pays up to $5,000 for consulting services to advance Arizona-based technology companies.

AZ State Trade and Export  Promotion Program

Provides export assistance grants for small businesses.

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SBIR & STTR Training Program                           

The Arizona Commerce Authority helps educate Arizona Small Businesses and connects them with resources to better compete for funding through this program.

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In addition, Arizona has dozens of resources that assist the entrepreneurial community with turning business ideas and concepts into go-to-market operations. And those numbers are growing. Here are a few of the organizations and events we support:

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Community Initiatives

Community initiatives encorage economic development.

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Economic Development

More and more advanced business, technology and manufacturing industries are choosing to call Arizona home. 

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Why Arizona and APS?

Innovative solutions ensure a competitive business environment.

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Arizona Prospector can help your business find a home
Our Arizona Prospector web site provides up-to-date community and region-specific data on labor force demographics, wages, top industries, business clusters, consumer spending, education levels, transportation and housing. 
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